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dc.contributor.advisorCrowe, Trever G.en_US
dc.creatorRoberge, Ryan Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-09T13:26:50Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:57:12Z
dc.date.available2011-09-15T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:57:12Z
dc.date.created2010-09en_US
dc.date.issued2010-09en_US
dc.date.submittedSeptember 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-09092010-132650en_US
dc.description.abstractStrip-tillage implements remove the residue from previous crops and form a seedbed ready for planting. An experiment was conducted to evaluate 5 row-cleaning devices. The proportion of residue removed by the implement was used as the performance indicator. Each of the 5 devices was evaluated at 2 speeds and orientations on the implement. The devices were tested in two blocks (fields) of corn residue (one high residue and one medium residue), and one field of wheat residue. An analysis was conducted, using a mixed-effects model, to compare the performance of the cleaners operating in the different conditions. All cleaners performed well, with no statistical difference in mean performance. All row cleaners performed more consistently in wheat residue, compared with performance in corn residue. Numerically, the consistency of the different cleaners was different, with one configuration performing less consistently than the other four. Edge-effects of the outside row unit of the implement had, in most cases, an insignificant effect on the row unit's cleaning performance.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectfield experimenten_US
dc.subjectminimum tillageen_US
dc.subjectmachine performanceen_US
dc.subjectcorn residueen_US
dc.subjectwheat residueen_US
dc.titleComparison of cleaning performance for row cleaners on a strip-tillage implementen_US
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural and Bioresource Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Bioresource Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNoble, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoberge, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchoenau, Jeffreyen_US


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